In Search of Truth because The Truth Matters

It seems obvious to me that Donald Trump is mentally, emotionally, socially, morally, ethically, legally and experientially unfit to be President of the United States.  However, since several people who I respect support him, I am refraining from rushing to judgement.

In my search to gain a better understanding of these differing views, I have watched a variety of news shows, read several newspapers from different sources and read more than a dozen current books on this subject.  I have explored both democratic and republican principles and have tried to improve my awareness of both liberal and conservative biases and to discern the difference between real fake news and alleged fake news.  It feels like I’m preparing for a doctoral thesis.

One book that has been very helpful in sorting all this out, is The Truth Matters: A Citizen’s Guide to Separating Facts from Lies and Stopping Fake News in Its Tracks by Bruce Bartlett, Ten Speed Press CA, NY, 2017.

Here are some of the sources for fact checking suggested in this book.

Facebook – Guidelines for spotting fake news.

http://www.facebook.com/help/188118808357379

News verification resources include:

http://www.factcheck.org

http://www.politifact.com

http://www.snopes.com

This guide includes more than twenty-five internet sources for verifying information.  I think the truth is worth the search.  Let’s see where this journey leads…

 

 

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reillymgray

Concerned Citizen

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